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Nurse Licensure Compact

Effective January 1, 2004, North Dakota joined the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).  Beginning January 19, 2018 North Dakota transitioned to the enhanced NLC. 

The Nurse Licensure Compact allows the multistate licensure privilege to practice in other compact states. 

For general information regarding the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact and for a list of states belonging to the Compact visit the National Council State Boards of Nursing website here

Nurse Licensure Compact FAQ

NLC Toolkit - helpful resources related to the NLC - this link includes helpful Fact Sheets & Resources and Videos.  Below are just a few of the Fact Sheets you will find here.

  • Military Fact Sheet - includes Federal, Veterans Administration, Military and Indian Health Services
  • Moving Scenarios
  • Employer Fact Sheets
  • Uniform Licensue Requirements
  • New Graduates
  • Frequently Asked Questions